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The Greening of Minnesota’s Urban Rooftops

​ Vegetative roofs have become more common as developers and building owners go green to save money and reduce their environmental footprints. For communities, green roofs can reduce stormwater runoff into sewer systems. For building owners, they can cut energy consumption by acting as a buffer against the sun, slicing air conditioning costs and roof maintenance. Read more... Read more

Preparing for Aging Populations in America’s Cities

​The AARP and the U.S. Conference of Mayors released a report on how cities are preparing for their aging populations. The report summarizes the results of a survey of city leaders that tried to identify the resources, infrastructure, and policy changes that are needed to make cities more livable so that residents can choose to age in place. Learn more... Read more

Seeing the Better City: A Discussion with Chuck Wolfe

Join Next City and Island Press for this webinar featuring urbanist writer, photographer, and land-use attorney Chuck Wolfe. ​In Wolfe’s new book Seeing the Better City, he takes urban observation beyond design review and zoning codes, charting a future where all city-dwellers can contribute to the improvement of their city. Wolfe presents a comprehensive toolkit for cataloging the influences of neighborhood dynamics, public transportation, urban form, and other elements that impact day-to-day life in a city. Register now... Read more

Mental Health Issues Can’t Be Solved by Psychologists Alone – City Design Can Help, Too

​While many of the more physical aspects of health have been addressed using urban design, most cities have not taken the same intentional approach with their citizens’ mental health. To improve the mental health of city-living populations, the public-health, mental-health, and urban-planning sectors need to work together to find shared solutions. Read more... Read more
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